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Posted on 1998-11-15
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If a application is started how can I close it?
The programming language I use is Visual Basic 5.0
I will use API for closing a application.
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If you are executing the app with Shell, do this:
Dim L as Long
L=Shell("App.Exe", 1)
'Do things
TerminateProcess(L, 0&)

If you don't start the application, and you know it's title, do this:
Dim H as long
H=FindWindow(vbNullString, "Title")
PostMessage(H, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0)

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